The AMY Project provides FREE, barrier-free performing arts education programs to young women and non-binary youth from across the Greater Toronto Area.


AMY Spring Theatre Creation Program:
The AMY Spring Theatre Creation Program is our flagship activity, a 14-week performance creation program offered each spring to young women and non-binary youth between 14 and 22 years of age. There are two components to the program. First, each participant works one-on-one with a professional artist mentor. Second, the group of participants works collectively with a team of professional directors and other guest artists to devise an original full-length play based on their own stories. The show they create receives three public showings at Canadian Stage. The group also shares a weekly meal and has many opportunities to attend pays and performances in Toronto. Participants receive honoraria, professional headshots, and volunteer hours..

AMY Summer Performance Program:
This 3-week summer intensive is offered to youth who have completed the Spring Creation Program. Building on the creative work done in the AMY Spring Theatre Creation Program, the Summer Performance Program focuses on honing performance skills, exploring staging, and developing a production design. The program culminates in a full series of performances at the renowned SummerWorks Performance Festival.

AMY Film Training Program - Sponsored by Entertainment One:
Offered in conjunction with the Spring Creation Program, the Film Training Program teaches participants the basics of on-camera acting, creation for film, and film literacy. Once these basics have been established, participants adapt their own writing into on-camera scenes, using the camera as a tool to aid them in discovering and developing the emotional truth and subtlety of their own writing.

AMY Performance Poetry Program:
The AMY Performance Poetry Program is a workshop series is for young trans women and trans femmes aged 16-29. Under the mentorship of accomplished artists, participants learn how to tell stories from their lives & imaginations through poetry, and develop their writing and performance skills in a group setting.

AMY Alumni Program:
Created, developed, and managed by past AMY participants, the Alumni Program offers advanced mentorships, professional skill-building workshops, social outings, and leadership opportunities.

JRG Grant for Artists with Disabilties:
The AMY Project is pleased to be partnering with The JRG Society For The Arts to co-present the inaugural JRG Grant for Artists with Disabilities in 2018. This is a $3500 grant to develop/produce an artistic project, in any discipline. It is open to artists across Canada age 35 and under, and/or who are in the first 5 years of their career.


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